FINQUESTION OF THE WEEK
Will the Proteas win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?
CLIVE RICE Former Protea player
WHETHER WE WIN depends on individual outstanding performances. At the moment there are too many problems in the side. We don’t have a balanced team. We also have a poor spin department, which has been winning games for other teams in this Cricket World Cup. If we get it (the cup) home, you’ll say we were lucky. We have to play more consistently.
DAVID SHAPIRO Sasfin investment expert
YES, I THINK they’ll win the Cricket World Cup as long as they adopt a winning attitude. They’re peaking at the right time. The way they changed the line-up during the England match paid dividends. The combination looks potent. There’s a very good chance the Proteas will bring the cup home – if they keep away from bad things.
FANIE DE VILLIERS Former Protea player
WE HAVEN’T the best and most balanced team in the West Indies. We play that kind of cricket in the World Cup. We’re ranked number one – but play like we’re ranked number four in the world. We have a small chance of winning the World Cup, but there’s always a chance in one-day cricket. Even if we win we need to look at the structures of our cricket.
TONY TWINE Econometrix economist
EVERYTHING is possible. As long as they’re focused, they’ll win the Cricket World Cup. That’s what really let them down… being sidetracked. If they concentrate like they did in the England home.” game I see the cup coming